Designer Alvin Fernandez
Where is your favourite place to travel?
I like short trips and being busy. It’s great to escape to Bali – it’s one of the few places I can actually wind down and totally chill.
Are there any particular destinations that inspire you creatively?
I love to travel and am constantly picking up new ideas, but the ornate features and architecture of historic buildings in Europe have always been a great source of inspiration. Lying on the beach in Fiji clears my mind to re-energise and the sketch pad is never too far away!
What do you always pack for a trip?
Headphones, muesli bar, phone, laptop and a juicy gossip mag.
Would you rather travel on a train or a boat?
Train, I get motion sickness easily.
If you could go anywhere for a week, where would it be?
San Francisco to meet my newly born nephew.
Do you have a style icon?
What do you foresee as being a major trend for 2015?
White on white. It is so fresh, chic and modern.
In your opinion, what’s the fashion capital of the world?
It always has and will be Paris.
Where’s the most luxurious place you’ve stayed?
Château Marmont in California.
You’ve been invited to attend Italy’s Altaroma in 2015 – is there anything in particular that you’re looking forward to experiencing at the event?
It’s a bonus that it’s in Rome and I am looking forward to spending more time wandering the streets and playing a total tourist. And of course, showing our new collection to a new audience will be both scary and very exciting.